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The advice from the government is simple. Those who can work from home, should work from home. We know that is not possible for everyone, particularly our key workers.So if you do still have to go to work, what should your employers be doing for you to ensure your health and safety? There are specific responsibilities placed upon your employer to ensure your safety at work amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.
International Workers Memorial Day is an event I personally became aware of around 15 years ago when I was asked to attend the Glasgow Memorial event which at that time was held in George Square.
As we head into our fourth week of lockdown, Covid 19 continues to place challenges and constraints on all aspects of our lives. Behind closed doors, many of those suffering the most will be unable to speak out.
The impact of The Health Protection (Coronavirus) (Restrictions) (Scotland) Regulations 2020 on our liberty is huge. Even a few months ago, when news reports started to fill with images of the empty streets of Wuhan, it was unthinkable that we would soon be in a similar situation. Yet, in the short time since social distancing and lockdown became part of our daily vocabulary, the questions being asked have not always been those which we would have expected. The need to limit the spread of the virus and to decrease the impact on health services has been widely accepted as a legitimate justification for a disruption to society which would previously have been unfathomable. What then follows for many is a question of enforcement. If it is accepted that social distancing is necessary then how does society persuade those who do not wish to comply to do so?
It is easy to think that during the current Coronavirus lockdown that your current claim will also be in lockdown. However, at Thompsons we are doing everything possible to make sure that the wheels of justice continue to spin and to ensure that we get the right results for you.
As the pandemic continues to affect every part of our daily lives, the government guidance has remained clear: stay safe and stay at home.At the beginning, employers were asked to ask themselves whether their work and their employees fell into the category of ‘essential’. It was advised that anyone with the ability to work from home should do this as soon as possible.
In 2019 there was almost 700,000 recorded accidents at work in the U.K. This figure does not include ill-health or stress related cases, which would see the total rise to over 2.5 million.Having an accident at work can cause huge adverse effects on people’s lives. From losing out on wages whilst recovering to being unable to walk again. The consequences of having an accident at work can be a very personal matter and that is why Thompsons Solicitors ensure that you have a specialist team dealing with your case.
It was announced this week that eight residents of a care home in Dumbarton have died following reports of them suffering coronavirus symptoms. This followed an announcement at the end of last week, confirming that thirteen residents had died in a care home in Glasgow with reports of coronavirus symptoms. Sadly, it seems that unless the Government respond to the desperate pleas for guidance and help from staff, families, unions, and care homes, many more elderly residents in care homes will die unnecessarily.